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WNBA Draft 2019: Date, time, order of picks and top prospects

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Unlike the NBA Draft, the WNBA Draft is just days after the NCAA March Madness tournament.

For the third year in a row, it will be the Las Vegas Aces that will pick No. 1 pick in the Draft.

In 2018, the Aces picked A'ja Wilson with the No. 1 pick.

WNBA Draft 2019: Date, time and location

Date: April 11

Time: 4:30 AM IST

Location: New York City, Nike headquarters

WNBA Draft order

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1. Las Vegas Aces 13. Phoenix Mercury 25. Indiana Fever
2. New York Liberty 14. New York Liberty 26. New York Liberty
3. Indiana Fever 15. Chicago Sky 27. Chicago Sky
4. Chicago Sky 16. Minnesota Lynx 28. Indiana Fever
5. Dallas Wings 17. Dallas Wings 29. Dallas Wings
6. Minnesota Lynx 18. Minnesota Lynx 30. Minnesota Lynx
7. Los Angeles Sparks 19. Los Angeles Sparks 31. Los Angeles Sparks
8. Phoenix Mercury 20. Minnesota Lynx 32. Phoenix Mercury
9. Connecticut Sun 21. Connecticut Sun 33. Connecticut Sun
10. Washington Mystics 22. Dallas Wings 34. Washington Mystics
11. Atlanta Dream 23. Atlanta Dream 35. Atlanta Dream
12. Seattle Storm 24. Seattle Storm 36. Seattle Storm

The draft lottery for the four non-playoff teams - Las Vegas Aces, Indiana Fever, Chicago Sky and New York Liberty - was held on August 28, 2018, during halftime of the WNBA playoff game between the Atlanta Dream and the Washington Mystics.

The order of selection for the remaining picks of the first, second and third rounds is in the inverse order of the team's regular season records from the 2018 season.

Top prospects

Here are some of the top prospects in no particular order:

Name Position School
Sabrina Ionescu G Oregon
Asia Durr G Louisville
Teaira McCowan C Mississippi State
Napheesa Collier F UConn
Katie Lou Samuelson G UConn
Kalani Brown C Baylor
Arike Ogunbowale G Notre Dame
Brianna Turner F Notre Dame
Megan Gustafson F Iowa
Kristine Anigwe C Cal
Alanna Smith F Stanford
Jessica Shepard F Notre Dame
Sophie Cunningham F Missouri
Jackie Young G Notre Dame
Ezi Magbegor F Australia
Hax Xu C China
Paris Kea G UNC
Tynice Martin G WVU
Caliya Robinson G Georgia

In various mock drafts, Sabrina Ionescu of the Oregon Ducks is projected to be picked No. 1 overall - provided she declares for the draft.

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